Theatre 14

Keynote 1 Keynote 2 Keynote 3 YBC Theatre 4 Theatre 5 Theatre 6 BSU Marketing Theatre Theatre 8 Financial Services Theatre SME Marketing Theatre Theatre 14 Theatre 15

Wednesday 16th May

Thursday 17th May


11.00 - 11.30

Matt Hubbard

How to win business with video marketing

Video content is everywhere. It’s the most consumed marketing medium with over 1 billion users on YouTube. Video marketing can no longer be ignored by businesses of any size. This seminar will give the audience an insight of the best was to use video marketing and how these could be applied to your business as well as giving you an understanding on the return on invest.


11.45 - 12.15

Matthew Newman

Building a bank - make regulation your friend, not your foe!

Join Matthew Newman, one of the founders of challenger bank Starling, as he shares the story of building a fully licenced bank from scratch. Matthew’s background in Law, as well as his entrepreneurial drive meant he was well placed to structure the company for rapid growth, whilst navigating through the regulatory minefield. Next for Starling Bank is launching an account specifically aimed at helping small businesses in the UK.


12.30 - 13.00

Anthony Carty

A whirlwind tour of SME finance

The changing face of funding business growth has been driven by a sector dedicated to delivering non-bank alternatives to SMEs looking for finance. This has given rise to a community of differentiated platforms with one goal, providing the right type of finance for the business owner. Where are we now and what is the future of alternative finance?


13.15 - 13.45

Claire Bagehot

EnQ - the coveted, yet almost unknown, Q in leadership today

Learn the basics about EnQ - energetic intelligence, the underpinning of IQ - neuroscience, EQ - emotional intelligence and PQ - physical and health intelligence. Find out how that influences your performance from boardroom to bedroom, how to define and refine your skills for a quantum leap.


14.00 - 14.30

Carolene Thompson

Three Easy Steps to Growing Your Business

No nonsense, no jargon, practical and easy to understand guidance, for people looking to grow their business. A frank and open discussion that examines the practicalities of scaling a small business. Including strategic planning, managing resources, risk management, raising finance and implementation.


14.45 - 15.15

Daniel Priestley

Become a Key Person of Influence

People think it takes many years to become a Key Person of Influence. With focus, you can become a Key Person of Influence in your industry much faster than you think. Daniel Priestley will talk through the 5 elements of Influence; the perfect pitch, publishing content, your product ecosystem, raising your profile and building partnerships. Come along and gain an insight into standing out and scaling up as an entrepreneur.


15.30 - 16.00

Michael Maynard

7 Key Start Up Questions – Developing an idea that works

Starting a business doesn''t have to be completed or an elongated process, but you do need to know what you''re doing. We help 1000''s of businesses start up by answering 7 Key questions, we do this through our one to one and group mentoring sessions, ensuring the business owner is ready, which reducing their chances of failure. In this short session we will focus on what makes a good and lasting business idea.


16.15 - 16.45

Julianne Ponan

Lessons learnt from slaying dragons to launching into supermarkets with no funding!

Learn the story of how Julianne Ponan has taken her free from food brand Creative Nature at the age of 22 from being in over £56’000 losses, to launching into the big retailers Sainsbury’s, Asda and Ocado. Julianne will share the challenges she has faced and five key lessons to take away which include how to be resourceful with little resource, how to get creative with marketing, and why the Alex Osterwalder business canvas is a must. Finally, Julianne will share why the FSB has been a great help as an entrepreneur.